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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, Dec. 9

Luke 2: 41-52

verse 51: Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.

Mary is on my mind and in my heart lately, with our small group study and readings through advent. Mary knew so much, but at the same time probably knew (with certainty) very little. Yet she was so open and so willing to do her part as parent to a very special child. She remembered and treasured what she had been told along with what she was experiencing. I had forgotten she and Joseph had travelled for an entire day before they realized Jesus was not with the family. And then they searched for three days in Jerusalem. Those were certainly very different times, but they still must have been worried. And Jesus’ explanation: “why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”Mary’s response was to move forward, and to treasure all of this in her heart. She must have understood he was doing what he needed to do. I want to be more like Mary- calm, accepting, and willing to treasure in my heart what I don’t understand. Lord, hear my prayer. Amen

Becky, transforming

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